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The Vinyl Exam
Conversations about your favorite vinyl LPs and 45s
Category: Music
Location: San Francisco/LA
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January 24, 2017 11:56 AM PST

Sama discusses the Fantastic William Onyeabor.

Episode photo from Luaka Bop.

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January 09, 2017 03:00 AM PST

Sama and Keith sit down to catch up and discuss the new direction of the show - moving from a weekly podcast to bi-weekly episodes going more in-depth; and the upcoming launch of a new crowdfunding page.

January 02, 2017 03:00 AM PST

Calamity Jade stays busy in a lot of ways: her WillWorkForFunk promo agency, Club DJ gigs and a Radio DJ gig as well. Keith sits down with Calamity Jade and talks about record collecting before she had a record player, modern funk music and a library album worth discussing.

December 26, 2016 03:00 AM PST

Keith sat down with respected record collector Marsellus Wallace and the conversation went so long we decided to break the episode into two episodes - this is Part two.

This interview follows a slightly different format - Keith hit record, Marsellus threw on some records and the conversation went from there. In Part Two, Marsellus tells a story about a record from New Jersey, the spiritual connection with records and his favorite find.

December 19, 2016 03:00 AM PST

Keith sat down with respected record collector (including a collection of Library music) Marsellus Wallace and the conversation went so long it goes over two episodes. This interview follows a slightly different format - Keith hit record, Marsellus threw on some records and the conversation went from there. In Part One, Marsellus talks Umiliani, digging in thrift stores, working with limitations and buying catalogs.

December 12, 2016 11:14 AM PST

Tracy Parker aka DJ Miss T reviews her top 5 list of must-love songs:

Jean Kassapian - The Snake
Blue Jays - Hard Thing to Accept
J. J. Barnes - Baby Please Come Back Home
The Superlatives - I Don’t Know How (To Say I Love You)
Slim Smith - Slipaway

In addition to DJing, Tracy is the owner of VAMP (Vintage Art and Music for the People) in Oakland - a fantastic record shop worth checking out. Keep your ears tuned for a future full-length interview with Tracy.

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December 05, 2016 11:06 AM PST

Check out this Fall mix by Vinyl Exam writer, Matt Scott. Here is a note from him:

Since November 8 I've found my appetite for music has been different than usual, as I'm guessing it has for a lot of people. I've been seeking comfort in mellower sounds. Every year I make a fall mix for friends that's usually just full of my favorite tunes of the moment, but this one is different - it's shorter and it's got a moodier feel. The opening track is a gospel number, and there's a lonely country ballad a few tracks later, and many of the songs are in minor keys or have string sections. But I couldn't help but throw in some tasty funk as well - special mention goes to the second track, Blackrock "Yeah Yeah" from 1971, which must be one of the most joyous, endlessly relistenable funk instrumentals out there.

November 28, 2016 03:00 AM PST

This episode is part two of a two part conversation with Wayne from the podcast Vinyl Miners. Keith and Sama sit down with Wayne to discuss records, collecting and ask "how far would you go?" to find records.

Here's a note from Wayne and Matt on the podcast:

The Vinyl Miners podcast and site is a space for a few vinyl fanatics to share and discuss records. We are not professionals or experts; we are merely a few avid record hunters who would like to share some of the material we discover. Hopefully you find something of interest.

The goal for the show is to provide a few quick cuts from records we feel are interesting, in an attempt to recreate the mood of sitting in a friends living room taking turns dropping the needle on your favorite tracks. The plan is to publish episodes twice a month, when life does not sidetrack us.

You can check out Vinyl Miners here: http://vinylminers.com/

November 21, 2016 03:00 AM PST

This episode is part one of a two part conversation with Wayne from the podcast Vinyl Miners. Keith and Sama sit down with Wayne to discuss records, collecting and everything else that comes to our minds.

Here's a note from Wayne and Matt on the podcast:

The Vinyl Miners podcast and site is a space for a few vinyl fanatics to share and discuss records. We are not professionals or experts; we are merely a few avid record hunters who would like to share some of the material we discover. Hopefully you find something of interest.

The goal for the show is to provide a few quick cuts from records we feel are interesting, in an attempt to recreate the mood of sitting in a friends living room taking turns dropping the needle on your favorite tracks. The plan is to publish episodes twice a month, when life does not sidetrack us.

You can check out Vinyl Miners here: http://vinylminers.com/

November 14, 2016 03:00 AM PST

This week Keith revisits the Eclectic Mixtape series and talks about tracks by Rainbow, Rhye and a couple others (two of which command high prices in collector circles, one for rarity and one for an incredible break).

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